Waterfront Seattle February 17th Kickoff Event from WaterfrontSeattle on Vimeo.

Tomorrow is the second design meeting for the waterfront project. For those that didn’t make it to the first presentation check out the video above to get up to speed on what was presented at the last event.

At the last meeting the design team asked the public where they want to be on the waterfront and what they want to do on the waterfront, using a dot exercise. They also asked other more open ended questions. Their presentation was interesting, especially when they described the different waterfront segments and the specific context of each segment. I felt this was the most interesting part and in my mind really helped to define the opportunities and challengers of each segment.

Event details below the jump.

Our February 17 kick-off event for the redesign of the Waterfront was a huge success. More than 1,000 people participated in the event and 2,000 comments were received on the future vision and potential uses of the new waterfront.

On May 19, design project lead, James Corner, will present first design directions for the future waterfront. Please mark your calendar and RSVP today!.

The event starts at 6:30, but be sure to come early for music, great views and sample tempting treats from some of Seattle’s popular mobile food vendors – Maximus/Minimus, Where ya at Matt, and Street Treats will be selling food from 5:00 – 6:30PM!


May 19, 2011

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Mobile Food Vendors and Live Music

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A, and Activity Stations

Bell Harbor Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101


9 Replies to “Waterfront Design Meeting Thursday”

  1. I want a broad plaza with no commercial activity allowed so we can have the largest waterfront homeless encampment in the WORLD. It is going to rock your social-justice socks!

  2. I’m coming. But I have one mission–I won’t tell you what it is, but I will be carrying a BIG sign to make sure my message is heard.

      1. A Streetcar? You mean like the one George Benson worked so hard to build back in the ’80s?

        I hear most of the trackage is still in place, and Lord knows, there will certainly be room for it in the new design, with the viaduct out of the way and gone.

      2. The track and OCS under the viaduct will be ripped out as part of the viaduct demolition. The track in the I.D. has been tarmacked over in a number of places. Bringing back the waterfront line would require either building a barn or converting the trams to whatever voltage the First Hill line uses and getting Sound Transit’s buy-in, should the city decide to expand that facility.

      3. The Benson streetcar was slower than a trolleybus, and it’s single-track so it could only run every 20 minutes. I rarely rode it for those reasons.

  3. As long as they include a place to watch the submarine races, then I’m cool with it y’all.

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